Marine

26 February 2017

Would we rather go into space or to the bottom of the sea? For me, always, and with zero hesitation it would be to the...

14 January 2016

Sea sponges could be used on an industrial scale to soak up pesticides, lead and even dangerous bacteria from Europe’s...

02 December 2014

Hear from the scientists who discovered and identified a worm inside a man's brain, and how they worked out how to...

19 November 2014

What would happen if a human was swallowed by a whale? Could Jonah have survived?

22 October 2014

Like our classrooms, fish tend to have their own place in the school, but what factors decide which fish gets the best...

05 January 2014

The tiny plants that inhabit the ocean (phytoplankton) have developed a remarkable mechanism to protect themselves from...

18 February 2012

Ocean deadzones are triggered by nitrogen-fuelled bursts of microorganisms. So how does this happen and what can we do...

25 November 2011

Disruption of the nitrogen cycle can wreak havoc on ocean ecosystems for which oxygen is in short supply. Robin...

09 September 2011

Barnacles and mussels have an intimate relationship, but are they welcome house guests or uninvited squatters?

10 March 2011

The seabed is surprisingly clean considering the amount of waste, both natural and man-made, that gets dumped in the...

12 February 2011

Southern right whales live in the southern oceans that surround Antarctica. In the winter, they move north, settling in...

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04 January 2008

We tend to think of parasites as evolutionary cheats, surreptitiously taking advantage of their hosts’ hard work while...

18 January 2006

Barrie takes a look at the past and present use of leeches in medicine and surgery, including helping doctors in...

12 October 2005

The marine ecosystem in Alask has undergone a dramatic ecosystem shift: over just 20 years, previously-abundant shrimp...

06 April 2005

Adel looks at the nuts and bolts of building an animal from genes right up to bones, and discusses similarities between...

08 December 2004

Scientists studying the Conus snail have found that it harbours a cocktail of over 50 nerve toxins in its venom, some...